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Subjects : Landscape, Seascape
Keywords : Expressionism, New keywords, seaside, sun effect, sunset
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The Sun (in Norwegian: Solen) is a painting by the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch dating from 1911, produced as part of a competition to decorate the auditorium at the University of Kristiania, now Oslo. The sun is the central image in a cycle of eleven paintings. Munch worked on the motif in various preparatory studies and later repetitions, which are now in the possession of the Munch Museum in Oslo. According to Ulrich Bischoff, at the centre of the painting is "an immense sun stretching its field of rays over an ideal coastal landscape". Hans Dieter Huber places the landscape in Kragerø, a small town on the south coast of Norway, where Munch had settled since his return to Norway in 1909. It is an archipelago landscape with its typical round rock formations. Between two of these semi-circular rocks, the viewer's eye is drawn to a bay in which the sea reflects the low morning sun. The composition of the image is almost entirely symmetrical. The large, clear, hard-edged forms of this monumental painting represent a reduction to the essential, while forgoing anything random or changing in the composition. Stylistically, Munch returned to a technique of stripes that he had been developing since 1907 in paintings such as The Death of Marat II, Cupid and Psyche and Self-Portrait at the Clinic. Reinhold Heller describes a "combination of naturalistic observation and stylised simplification" which, in its depiction of light and radiation, is almost reminiscent of abstract [...]

 

This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the expressionism style.

 

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